Who is up for a challenge?
This week’s blog post is a bit different from the others but, after the success of #tiregalounaparola, I have decided to incorporate more creative projects into this blog.
We use them constantly and we probably couldn’t live without them. They play such an important role in our life that we undoubtedly talk about them quite frequently in our conversations and, if we do so in a foreign language, we need to know a specific set of words and phrases.
Spending time on books and apps to learn grammar and vocabulary is great but the satisfaction that comes from finally being able to make yourself understood is unbeatable.
When I started Instantly Italy, I was still working as a translator full time and the only service I could offer here, besides the e-courses via email, was Chiacchieriamo.
You may study a certain language for ages and even feel quite confident but the real test is when you visit the country where such language is spoken.
This is the type of post you usually find on language learning blogs, right? Well, when I came up with the idea of writing a blog post about English-Italian false friends, I first thought that this was a very ordinary idea. But I keep on seeing my students making little mistakes due to these tricky words and I’ve decided to give it a go.
The air is getting chillier and everybody is getting ready for a new school season, you can really feel it in the air even if you have no kids. It’s that time of the year when you wish your only thought was to go to the nearest stationery store and buy all you need for the new year.
If you are not a native Italian speaker or if you haven’t been living in Italy for a while, you may hear and understand them, but you may lose some of its meaning.
As a matter of fact, most of my students are English speakers and after working with them for a while, I noticed that most of them show the same weaknesses and struggle with the same topics, when it comes to speaking Italian: one of them is undoubtedly the word time.